ESCCA European Cytometry Certification Examination 

ESCCA is aware of the technical complexity and constant evolution of cytometry instrumentation and its applications, requiring continuous training and education. We also aim to help ESCCA members, and especially the young ones, to attain excellence in their work in cytometry, be it in the clinical or in the basic fields. In order to attest the level of excellence of cytometrists the ESCCA Education and Accreditation Committee has created the European Cytometry Certificate, which is now in course of implementation.

This European Cytometry Certificate will have two levels of certification: 

a) The European Certificate for Cytometry Operators

b) The European Certificate for Cytometry Specialists.

Candidates will be presented with some 100 multiple choice questions on a wide range of topics. At least 60% of the questions have to be answered correctly in order to pass the examination and receive the ESCCA Certificate. 

Conditions for exam application: ESCCA membership and 3 years of experience in the field.


European Certificate for Cytometry Operators

The following examinations are scheduled for 2019:

Greek Cytometry Seminars 2019 - Saturday 11 May 2019
Time: 11.00-13.00 hrs. Location: GSCC-CB, Athens, Greece. For information, click here (website in Greek).

ESCCA Summer School of Flow Cytometry for Immunology - Wednesday 19 June 2019
Time: 10.00-12.00 hrs. Location: Kos International Convention Centre (KICC), Kos, Greece. For information, please click here.

ISCCA 2019 Conference - Tuesday 9 July 2019
Time: 13.00-15.00 hrs. Location: San Domenico Hotel, Urbino, Italy. For information, please click here

6th International School on Cytometry - Friday 12 July|
Time: afternoon, exact time to be announced by the local host. Location: Principe Felipe Research Center, Valencia, Spain. For more details, please contact Prof. José-Enrique O'Connor, 

ESCCA Conference - Wednesday 18 September 2019
Time: 09.00-12.00 hrs. Location: Bergen, Norway - Edvard Grieg Hotel. For more details, please see the Conference website


To prepare for the examination, please read the ESCCA Certificate Guidelines. This manual also includes suggestions for educational resources. To Register, please see further below.


European Certificate for Cytometry Specialists

This Level 2 Exam is being developed. More information will follow.


To access the online registration form, click here


  • In the registration form you need to select the exam you wish to take (date/place) in the drop-down menu for the registration fee.
  • Please do not forget to submit proof of your practice as specified in the Guidelines. You can upload the attestation in the online registration form.


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The personal information supplied in connection with the Examination will be held by ESCCA as a record of Exam candidates. By registering for the Exam you agree that ESCCA may use that personal information to contact you by email, direct mail or telephone, in order to supply information relevant to the Exam and future Exams.


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By accessing and/or using the online registration system for the Exam you agree to all the terms and conditions mentioned on this webpage.



Silvia Della Bella, MD, PhD

ESCCA Secretary